Friday, July 31, 2009

Things I Miss (I'm feeling nostalgic)

In no particular order...

•Brina, Carrie, and Sammy
-We started the lunch rotation thing and all the younger kids stole it!

•Working for MTC Media services.
-MMM All you can eat for like 3 bucks.

This is Ryan opening a white elephant gift at the Media Christmas party

•Kaylee being so tiny (and immobile).

•Black Barts

•Singing and Dancing... Preforming onstage


This picture may be too awesome for you to handle and I apologize for that!

•My Wedding Day

•Chason, Brooke, and RYLIE!

•Living in Timp Gateway 211 with my lovely cousins!

I don't have any good pics with Tay :(

•Having a steady income :)

•Having no stretch marks or skin pooches on my stomach

Let's just say I definitely got rid of that shirt!

•Jordan and his random Sunday dinner comments.

That's all I can think of for now...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Just cause I like my daughter...

Little miss Kaylee is 9 months old!

She is average height but almost off the charts for how little she weighs. I think she's like her dad... forgets that she needs food.

While in CA we took her to a park with water and she LOVED it. She is all about the adventure!

She has 1 little tooth and another on it's way. She will NOT let you look at it though. I didn't even know about it till it was all the way through.

Kaylee started crawling about a month ago but if she had her way she would be running.

I have pacifiers for no reason. It's good that she can fall asleep without one no matter where we are but I still stupidly always try to get her to want a pacifier.

Kaylee really hates to be restrained in any way. The word WILD comes to mind. Car seats= Big fit!

She is very curious and never sits still. Sometimes I just like to sit there and watch her observe the world in her crazy little way.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I must be the only one

Nearly all of you, my friends and family with blogs, feel it necessary to put music on your blog. I love music and in theory it seems as though it would add a nice touch. I just wanted to throw in my opinion that it is not as nice as it seems. It's not that I hate your tastes in music, it is that I am not very good at concentrating on more than one thing at a time. I come to read the lovely posts you have written and get so distracted by your music that I almost always have to mute my computer. Let it be known that the music you have so carefully picked out is not listened to by me :)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

_______'s Musical Revue & Barbeque


As you all know I have been trying to come up with a plan for my life and have felt very confused and frustrated. About a week ago I went to a local studio and spent an hour and a half just talking business and learning mixing and things fromthe guy. He was very nice and while I LOVED being in his studio and watching him work I also realized the kind of dedication it requires to get to his level in a studio. He had a passion for what he was doing and he dedicated everyday of his life to that passion. I sat there thinking about how much I love being a mom and how being a studio engineer is not my only desire in life. This really threw me off because all my future plans involved studying audio.

After high school graduation I got a summer job at a restaurant called Black Bart's Musical Revue Steakhouse. I absolutely adored the place. It was a way to make money doing what I love... performing! I've taken Ryan there before and he and I have said before that if someone were to open one of those in the Provo area it would do even better than it did in Flagstaff. The other night as I was contemplateing A) what I was doing in life and B) how the heck Ryan and I were going to make ends meet without a pay check, I found myself wishing there were a Black Barts in Provo. I told Ryan I was going to go find a restaurant and pitch the idea to them so that I could work there. Ryan much preferred the idea of us opening our own. You make think it's just another crazy idea but I swear to you the whole thing hit us with such clarity it was amazing. For the first time in a long time I did not feel tormented and confused by the thought of what to do. Ideas on how we could take the Black Barts idea and build on it and mke it better just started spewing out like vomit for probably an hour! We bought a book about opening your own restaurant and starting crunching number in the morning and we think we can make this thing a success!

Here's what we have so far:
All waitors and busers have to be able to sing and dance WELL. (We plan to draw our talent from BYU and UVU... I know where to go to recruit talent at BYU) Group numbers happen every half hour and the employees sing solo or small group numbers in between. At 8 we will have our biggest production of the night to drive in traffic. Chelsie might help coreagragh and she also is willing to call in some favors from other for us. Servers wear t-shirts designed by Ryan's clothing designer Natty which we can sell to customers (like Wingers) and jeans. Western saloon feel. Southern Barbeque food (we plan to try and get Ryan's old employer to run the kitchen because they had amazing) I get to run an in house audio board and pick out the mics! :)

I can't believe we are entering the business that is so risky but I'm excited about it!

PS anyone have a good idea for a name? We've thrown out a few... Murray's being at the top but we'd love some ideas